Jamie Ellis - How Honey Bees Helped Me Answer 4 of Life's Most Important Questions

Dr Jamie Ellis is from the Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory at the University of Florida - Dept. of Entomology and Nematology. A chance to catch up on current research into Honey Bee Biology, and their diseases and pathogens. Current research projects in Florida include:

  • Effects of Pesticides on Honey Bees, how pesticide exposure alone and with other pesticides or bee pests/diseases affect overall colony health.
  • Native Pollinator Conservation and Ecology – how to conserve native pollinator biodiversity.
  • Africanized Honey Bees – the spread and threat of African honey bees in the Americas.
  • Honey Bee Ecology – how complex behavioral interactions develop between honey bees and their nest invaders.

Dr. Ellis joined the Entomology and Nematology department at the University of Florida in August, 2006. His broad research interests include pollination ecology of honey bees and native bees, varroa mite control, honey bee pathology/parasitology, honey bee nutrition, honey bee chemical ecology, sublethal effects of chemicals on bees, and general honey bee behavior/ecology. Dr. Ellis took up the post of Associate Professor of Entomology in 2012. He previously took a Ph.D. in Entomology at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa and studied biology at the University of Georgia.

An evening talk at Harrow Arts Centre

Date: 
Thursday, 6 November, 2014 - 19:30